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Shoka
04-15-2021, 05:21 PM
Considering that Treeleaf exists entirely online, you would think our Tech Team would be huge, with many people dividing all the technical chores of keeping us running smoothly.

But alas, our team is really just a trio who keep us plugging along!

Sekishi and Seimyo are the guys backstage keeping the lights on, water running, doors open and invaders at bay.

Seimyo joined Treeleaf in 2012, and quickly became integral to Treeleaf’s development. Seimyo lent his expertise in vBulletin to help Treeleaf move from PHPBB to our current platform, and he held up the zendo walls for several years. Including taking care of outages, hacks, updates and all the normal things that come along with software management. Not to mention he was always available to help members with technical concerns, or answer questions as to how to find something.

Sekishi joined Treeleaf in 2013, within a couple years Seimyo and Sekishi were working hand-in-hand keeping the Treeleaf forum rolling along. As Sekishi puts it, he found his brother from another mother in Seimyo.

The team has continued over the years to keep us up-to-date as best as possible. They moved us to a newer server in 2016, which required daily testing for weeks leading up to the move. Annually they close the forum during Rohatsu and then reopen it; which isn’t a small task since we want to leave one thread open for everyone to post in.

In 2017, Sekishi set out to develop what has become Treeleaf Now! A space which takes the guesswork out of finding where to join sits, the calendar and links to recent zazenkais.

You might not see them often posting in the front of house, but that’s only because they are down in the basement checking the plumbing, repairing the cracked walls and taking care of all the things that keep the forum running.

Another piece of the Treeleaf technical pie is our wonderful home page, the first gate you probably walked through when coming to Treeleaf. This website is maintained by Kyonin, who created the layout, takes care of redesigns, and updates the software. It was originally set-up in 2011 and has been the face of Treeleaf for the last decade. Kyonin also is responsible for the Treeleaf Logo which debuted in September of 2011.


Deep bows to these guys for keeping us humming along.

Geika
04-15-2021, 05:44 PM
These guys really deserve a LOT of credit for what they do daily to keep us going. Many bows.

Gassho
Sat, lah

Ryumon
04-15-2021, 06:05 PM
Many gasshos to the techies behind Treeleaf. As someone who runs websites and forums, I know how much work there can be.

Gassho,

Ryūmon

sat

Risho
04-15-2021, 08:01 PM
Many, many thank you to the technical folks. As a software engineer myself, you often lurk in the shadows unless something breaks.

Gassho

Risho
-stlah

Tomás Sard
04-15-2021, 08:04 PM
Thank you so much for all of your effortgassho1gassho2[gassholook]

Gassho, Tomás
Sat&LaH

Kokuu
04-15-2021, 09:06 PM
I have so much gratitude for everyone in the tech team who keeps Treeleaf running.

On more occasions than I can count, I have desperately messaged Sekishi because my tiny computer skills have come up against a difficulty with Zoom, recording, finding files and more and he has always come up with the solution. He has also produced numerous documents to gently lead the less technically minded of us through the process of hosting online sessions such as Tonglen and Tea Houses.

More than most other sanghas, our technical team is woven into the fabric of the Zendo and keep the metaphorical roof on, not to mention fielding cyber-attacks and reacting to changes in various tech platforms and software.

64 Giga bows to everyone involved!

Gassho
Kokuu
-sattoday/lah-

Doshin
04-15-2021, 09:14 PM
gassho2

Many thanks.

Doshin
St

Tairin
04-15-2021, 10:34 PM
Thank you to our techies for keeping the lights on and the hackers at bay.

gassho2
Tairin
Sat today and lah

Shokai
04-16-2021, 12:32 AM
64 Giga bows to everyone involved

oh,my aching back :D

gassho, shokai
stlah

Seikan
04-16-2021, 12:46 AM
Three (thousand) cheers for our fearless tech team! [claps]

The effort that goes into maintaining a brick-and-mortar sangha is generally more visible, but I'm sure that the same amount of mostly "invisible" effort is required to maintain a virtual space like we are so blessed to have. gassho1

Gassho,
Seikan

-stlah-

Onkai
04-16-2021, 01:58 AM
Thank you, Seimyo, Sekishi, and Kyonin, for the tech of Treeleaf. It's mind boggling how you do it. Deep bows.

Gassho,
Onkai
Sat/lah

Eikyo
04-16-2021, 03:44 AM
Deep bows to you Seimyo, Sekishi, and Kyonin. I'm very grateful for all that you do.

Gassho,
Eikyō

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Kotei
04-16-2021, 08:51 AM
Thank you SO much.

Gassho,
Kotei sat/lah today.

Hoseki
04-16-2021, 12:30 PM
Gassho
Hoseki
sattoday

Naiko
04-16-2021, 12:49 PM
Many bows and thanks to Seimyo, Sekishi, and Kyonin for building and maintaining our temple. And thank you, Shoka, for this history lesson and peek behind the curtain.
Gassho,
Naiko
stlah

Seishin
04-16-2021, 02:16 PM
108 Bows to you guys, Thank you for your continued and past efforts in keeping the ship afloat. [monk]

Sat

KellyRok
04-16-2021, 08:17 PM
Sekishi and Seimyo, you are the wizards behind the curtains! Thank you so much for all you do here! Many bows and much love to you!

Gassho,
Kelly/Jinmei
sat/lah

Shōnin Risa Bear
04-16-2021, 08:39 PM
_()_ _()_ _()_

gassho
ds sat and lah

Sekishi
04-17-2021, 12:26 AM
Deep bows to all. I am so grateful for the opportunity to serve our wonderful Sangha. Giver, receiver, and gift.

Deep bows to all,
Sekishi
#sat #lah

Sekishi
04-17-2021, 12:35 AM
Many bows and thanks to Seimyo, Sekishi, and Kyonin for building and maintaining our temple.

There is a tradition of temple "Nio" - guardians of Buddhist temples. They are generally represented as fierce and stronk.

Anyhow, a while back, after some ne'er-do-well shenanigans (I do not remember what exactly they were up to at this point), Jundo made the following and sent it so me.

7067

gassho1

Reading about Nio: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nio

Deep bows to all,
Sekishi
#sat #lah #noabs

Risho
04-17-2021, 12:38 AM
hahahah that's excellent gassho2

Kaisho
04-17-2021, 01:13 AM
Many thanks Tech team. One thing my IT education gave me is a healthy respect for folks who can keep us up and running.

Deep Gassho
Kaisho

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Inshin
04-18-2021, 07:03 PM
Deep bows.
gassho2

Gassho
Sat

Naiko
04-18-2021, 07:46 PM
There is a tradition of temple "Nio" - guardians of Buddhist temples. They are generally represented as fierce and stronk.

Anyhow, a while back, after some ne'er-do-well shenanigans (I do not remember what exactly they were up to at this point), Jundo made the following and sent it so me.

7067

gassho1

Reading about Nio: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nio

Deep bows to all,
Sekishi
#sat #lah #noabs

Hahaha, that's fantastic!! (Also happy to learn about Nio.)
Gassho,
Naiko
stlah

Heiso
04-20-2021, 01:38 PM
Thank you so much guys, what you do is invaluable!

Gassho,

Heiso
StLah

StoBird
04-20-2021, 10:53 PM
Thank you Sekishi and Seimyo, the world is a better place because of you.

Gassho,
Tom

SatLah

Shokai
04-21-2021, 01:56 AM
gassho2

Tai Shi
04-21-2021, 01:03 PM
You are truly Nio Sekishi, and I am privileged to have known you over several years, and call you friend, hopefully to get to know Seimyo. Thank you both.
Gassho
sat/ lah
Tai Shi

Roland
04-22-2021, 07:57 PM
Thank you dear techies!

Gassho

sat/lah

Roland

Washin
04-23-2021, 02:38 PM
Deep bows to our tech wizards. Thanks for all the magic you do gassho1

Gassho,
Washin
stlah

Seibu
04-24-2021, 06:52 AM
Deep bows to Sekishi, Seimyo, and Kyonin for doing all this work. Your ongoing dedication allow me to practice and engage with others around the world. gassho2

Gassho,
Seibu
Sattoday/lah

Souchi
04-26-2021, 04:54 AM
Thanks a lot for keeping the place running :encouragement:

Gassho
Souchi

SatToday

Kevin M
04-27-2021, 12:37 PM
Thank you to the team in the engineering room.

Gassho,
Kevin
ST